Hospitality Industry Getting Creative To Quickly Attract Staff As Restrictions LiftMinnesota’s hospitality industry says it lost $11 billion over the past year. Now, as the state's restrictions ease up, restaurants, hotels and resorts are looking to fill jobs -- fast.
Survey Of Minnesota Businesses Show Significant Decline In Revenue; Walz Distributes $67M In AidOut of all the businesses, 50% said they could only remain solvent for the next six months under lockdown conditions; roughly 30% said they could only stay above water for three months or less.
Surly Beer Hall's Closing May Be Sign Of Things To Come For Minnesota's Craft BreweriesJennifer Mayerle found out what the closure of the Surly Beer Hall in Minneapolis means for the future of other Minnesota breweries and taprooms.
Hotel Workers Continue To Bear Brunt Of COVID-19 Job LossesWith the city's bustle all but gone, hotel guests are missing too. It's evident by the recent layoffs of 51 workers at the Crown Plaza Northstar Downtown hotel.
Hospitality Industry Desperately Hanging On During COVID-19According to data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, statewide dining table seating is off 46% from a year ago.
'People Want To Get Out': Despite Pandemic, There's Plenty Of Summer Fun To Be HadIt's a summer many will spend close to home, but it doesn't have to be spent inside your four walls.
Talking Points: Some Restaurants Say Gov. Walz's New Guidance A 'Huge Surprise And A Big Disappointment'While churches will be able to hold gatherings at 25% capacity starting Wednesday, restaurants will only be able to open with a maximum of 50 people eating socially distanced and only outside on June 1. Local restaurants, however, insist they need more.
'Blindsided' Restaurateurs Say Gov. Tim Walz Didn't Listen To Their Concerns Before Issuing New OrderRestaurant owners are criticizing Gov. Tim Walz for his new "Stay Safe Minnesota" regulations.
Minnesota Restaurants And Bars To Learn 'Four Pillars' Reopening Guidelines WednesdayMinnesota restaurant owners are stocking up on supplies in anticipation of new reopening guidelines set to be revealed Wednesday.
Coronavirus In MN: Hospitality Minnesota Unveils COVID-19 Relief PlanRestaurant, bar and hotel owners have a new hail mary plan to save themselves.
Coronavirus Update: Hospitality Groups Press Lawmakers For Economic ReliefA recent survey by Hospitality Minnesota says that more than half of hospitality businesses may be forced to close permanently in the next two months because of the effects of the coronavirus and the state's stay-at-home order.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Restaurants, Lawmakers Pressing Gov. Walz To Allow Alcohol-To-GoMinnesotans cannot buy alcohol to-go right now, but owners of bars and restaurants -- and a bipartisan group of lawmakers -- are hoping to change that.
Tourism Business Picking Up In MinnesotaExperts say Minnesota's $11 billion travel and leisure industry continues to creep out of the recession, but there could be obstacles ahead, including a government shutdown.
Pawlenty Jobs Chief To Head Minn. Restaurant GroupGov. Tim Pawlenty's jobs commissioner will move into a government relations role next year as head of a trade group for restaurants, hotels and resorts.